Dressing The Air is the brainchild of the London-based artist Paul Schütze.

In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

Dressing The Air is a unique open resource that aims to enrich creative thinking by encouraging a multi-sensory approach. A constantly evolving archive and creative news feed, Dressing The Air monitors and reports on a diverse range of art-forms from cinema to sculpture, painting to furniture design, land-art to perfumery.

High Rise

J.G Ballard

novel

1974

A novel set in a new residential high rise development which quickly degenerates into a seige as social conventions give way to tribal conflict and violence. The building becomes analogous to a social heirachy with different groups fighting for facillities and territory.

Structure

This book examines the reality of our choices for living and the effect of our physical and sensory environments upon the way we see ourselves and others. Ballard had an almost uncanny knack for prediction and here begins his critique (over several decades) of our urban settlements and their probable outcomes. The implications for sensory thinking and ideas about the imapct of either denying or drowning any of our senses are bluntly clear yet we continue in our choices to ignor them.

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